26 May 2018 06:21 AM

Helwan Church attack

Sunday، 31 December 2017 01:10 PM

Security apparatuses thwarted on 29/12/2017 a terrorist attack that targeted a church in the southern Cairo district of Helwan.

A terrorist was killed in a shootout with police, while a manhunt was launched to arrest another terrorist.

Security forces tasked with securing churches in Helwan exchanged fire with two gunmen who opened fire at the church earlier in the day.

A perpetrator of a terrorist attack that targeted a church in Cairo's Helwan district was arrested. He was nabbed with a machine gun, five magazines, 150 bullets and a bomb in his possession.

Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said the armed attack left 9 people dead and five others injured.

Names of the injured:

1. Mohamed El Sayed Mohamed (30 years old)

2. Christine Wadie (20 years old)

3. Emad Farag Fathy (45 years old)

4. Awatif Khater Mikhail (74 years old)

5. Ibrahim Ismail (34 years old)

Names of martyrs:

1. Emad Abdel-Shaheed (45 years old)

2. Safa Abdel-Shaheed (43 years old)

3. Wadih al-Qamas (65 years old)

4. Eveline Shukrallah (52 years old)

5. Wajih Ishaq (90 years old)

6. Reza Abdel Rahman (45 years old) security force

7. Nermine Sadiq Moussa (30 years old)

8. Romani Shaker (38 years old)

9. Atef Shaker (26 years old)

Statements

Presidency: Terrorist attacks not to weaken determination of Egyptians to purge Egypt of terrorism

Cabinet condemns terrorist attack on Mar Mina church

Parliament condemns Helwan church attack

Interior Ministry: Policeman, 8 civilians killed in Helwan church attack

Developments

Health Ministry: 10 killed, 5 injured in Hewlan church attack

General prosecution: Examining surveillance cameras, national security to investigate in Helwan attack

Prosecutor General Nabil Ahmed Sadeq assigned the Interior Ministry's national security sector to swiftly investigate in the Helwan terrorist attack that targeted Mar Mina Church.

The First Attorney General of the Supreme State Security Prosecution (SSSP) Counselor Khaled Diaa ordered that the records of surveillance cameras at the church and the shop be viewed.

The investigation team at the SSSP continued hearing witnesses who saw the perpetrator committing his crime.

The SSSP will question the criminal once his health condition becomes stable.

Interior minister honors Cairo police for foiling Helwan attack

Domestic Reactions

Azhar Grand Imam condemns Helwan church attack

Culture minister: Mar Mina church attack reflects vigilance of security forces

International Reactions

German embassy condemns Helwan church attack

Bahrain CP, PM condole with Sisi over victims of church attack

Saudi king, CP condole with Sisi for victims of Helwan church attack

Trump asserts support for Egypt in fight against terrorism

UN chief deplores Helwan church attack

EU condmens attack on Helwan church

France slams terrorist attack on Helwan church

US embassy condemns Helwan church attack

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE denounce Helwan church attack

France pledges support for Egypt in face of terrorism

Oman condemns terrorist attack on Mar Mina church

UK denounces terrorist attack on Mar Mina church

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